What is Design Thinking? A methodology or a mindset?
The answer to a never-ending question
I don’t know how many discussions on LinkedIn and how many live conversations I had on whether design thinking is a mindset or a methodology. I like these discussions because I get to see where people come from to design thinking.
There are some traits that I see in the perspective of people who are designers by trade — product designers, graphic designers, architects, etc., those who are design thinkers trained at any of the d.schools and people who have intuitively educated themselves in the principles of design thinking. But this is beyond the point. For me these are fruitful discussions and all of these people, all of us, have valuable experiences to bring in. The problem is we often expect to convince the other party and reach to one final, rightful answer.
I like to believe that design thinking is richer than that and that everybody can have his own answer to the never-ending question. And here is mine: design thinking is a humbled methodology with a bold mindset.
Via Alexander Crépin